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Carson City’s new voting machines simple to use

February 17, 2018 — Carson City's voting equipment is going back to the future. The Clerk-Recorders Office is holding an open house on Thursday to unveil the new gear and show voters how to use it. "The simplicity of this is unbelievable," said Sue Merriwether, clerk-recorder, last week after

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Senator Square: Carson High School student on her way to law enforcement career

February 17, 2018 — Carson High School senior Cesia Enriquez is working to complete her senior project graduation requirement with the Carson City Sheriff's Office 2018 CHS Seniors Academy, specifically designed for those seniors interested in making law enforcement their future career. Enriquez is one of at least 18

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Senior menus for Feb. 12-16

February 17, 2018 — Note: Menus for week of Feb. 19 subject to change without notice. Choice of beverage included. Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive: MONDAY: The center is closed for Presidents Day. TUESDAY: Meatball sandwiches on hoagie rolls, carrots with hummus, potato salad, fresh fruit and

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Carson City birth announcements for Jan. 31-Feb. 14, 2018

February 17, 2018 — Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center To Winter and Steven Smith of Carson City, Raze Indio Smith, born Jan. 31, 2018, weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces. To Amber and Cody Birdwell of Carson City, Krysyn Crimson Moon Birdwell, born Feb. 3, 2018, weighing 6 pounds

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Carson City’s Road Report for Feb. 19-25

February 17, 2018 — The following information applies to the period of Feb. 19-25: A closure is expected at the following location due to road work. Detours will be in place: Little Lane between Parkland Avenue and 700 feet east of Roop Street from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Western Nevada College’s Latino outreach coordinator leads students by example

February 17, 2018 — It's not unusual for Lupe Ramirez, Western Nevada College's Latino outreach coordinator, to see her students out and about on the weekends at quinceañeras and other events. While some educators may be uncomfortable in a similar situation, Ramirez welcomes it. "I want them to see

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Western Nevada College: WNC’s nursing program ranked in top 3

February 17, 2018 — Western Nevada College's nursing program has been recognized among the top 3 in Nevada by RegisteredNursing.org. The annual registered nursing program rankings are based on current and historical NCLEX-RN pass rates, or more precisely, the percentage of graduates who pass the exam on first attempt.

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Western Nevada College student takes on affordable housing, homeless issues

February 17, 2018 — Two pressing issues in Northern Nevada are problems encountered by cities throughout the country: affordable housing and homelessness. Western Nevada College student Masih Madani believes he has a viable solution to both of them and is devoted to seeing these issues addressed. Through his involvement

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Land deal leads to Carson City company that’s still computing

February 17, 2018 — According to Al Fiegehen, chief executive officer of Cubix Corporation in Carson City, the computer industry is about to explode at the same rate it did in the 1980s when computer technology forever changed the world. The online magazine, Wired, refers to the 1980s as

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Past Pages for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

February 17, 2018 — 150 Years Ago Mr. Peter Van Winkle, one of the oldest inhabitants of Carson, takes his departure hence to San Francisco today, intending to become a resident of that place. His many old friends will be sorry to lose him. A prosperous journey to him.

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Carson’s Got Talent to hold final audition Tuesday

February 17, 2018 — Carson's Got Talent, an evening extravaganza of regional talent, is holding a second audition for the April 14 show at Forever Dance, 1851 S. Roop St. in Carson City on Tuesday. Check-in is at 5 p.m. Auditions begin at 6 p.m. All ages and genres

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Russian delegation spends time exploring Carson City area

February 17, 2018 — A Russian delegation spent eight days exploring Lake Tahoe, Virginia City and other sites in the Carson City area as part of a program that promotes lasting professional relationships between emerging leaders and their U.S. counterparts. Friendship Force of Reno/Tahoe, a local nonprofit cultural exchange

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Carson City Library re-opens its doors

February 16, 2018 — When Charity Dale walked into the Carson City Library on Friday, she was overwhelmed. "It's so light. It's so open. It's set up so much better, it makes more sense," she said. "Before it was so dingy, and now it's clean and fresh. It's so

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Carson City’s Tim Meigs hits bullseye with six-decade career

February 16, 2018 — Over his more-than-60-year career as a custom bow maker, or bowyer, Tim Meigs, 89, made more than 9,000 custom bows for archers around the world. He ended his career at the top of his field, but he got off to an inauspicious start. "The day

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Nevada wildfire danger high even though it’s winter

February 16, 2018 — RENO — Since Dec. 1, approximately 2,400 acres have been burned by 11 wildfires across the state on BLM managed lands, the Bureau of Land Management reported. "Although the fires remain under investigation, they were all human caused," said Paul Petersen, fire management officer with

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Carson City children’s theater honored at festival

February 16, 2018 — The students from the Wild Horse Children's Theater won a Freddie G Award for Excellence in Music at the 2018 Junior Theater Festival West, held Feb. 9-11 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and the Convention Center Complex. The Junior Theater Festival West brought together around

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Stagecoach crash claims two teenagers

February 16, 2018 — An 18-year-old Stagecoach resident and a 17-year-old girl who was the passenger in her vehicle were killed in a crash on Thursday on Highway 50 in Stagecoach. Stacie Ochoa, 18, of Stagecoach, and the 17-year-old girl died as a result of the crash. At about

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Carson City supervisors open meeting with Hindu mantras

February 16, 2018 — The Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday began with the ancient Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer.

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Incline sheriff’s substation is not closing

February 16, 2018 — Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen said Wednesday there's no truth to the rumor he's shutting down the Incline Village Substation. Allen said effective Monday the substation will lose its resident lieutenant. That post will be transfered to the valley. But he said the substation will

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Past Pages for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

February 16, 2018 — 150 Years Ago All Right Again: We are glad to be able to state that Mr. A.B. Driesbach, who sometimes since was unjustly beset by certain grasping creditors, now finds his business readjusted upon a most favorable basis and with excellent prospects ahead. The fact

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